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in the united states of america. so what do we do about it is the question. you have the rude meants of a new party in this country called the tea party. they need to restructure their party. they need a charismatic leader, which they don't have. >> and as for the gop's de facto charismatic leader, this is what john boehner told the "wall street journal" about being speaker of the house. "i need this job like a need a hole in the head." oh, maggie. oh -- >> leading the troops. >> yes, really. totally. sfwroo follow him underneath the banner of merlot and cigarettes. let me ask, michael savage, a nationalist party, the terrifying -- i mean, the history of nationalist parties aside, could that actually be a good idea for the gop? get rid of the tea party, let them do their own thing, and let the rest of the people who have fully functioning brains go ahead and craft legislation? >> what savage sort of said but didn't quite say -- he said it as if the tea party actually has an infrastructure, it really doesn't. it's a bunch of loose groups. there is no clear leader. it never became a party. he i
's payroll. she's on the payroll of the united states of america. when she is on your team, she is fighting for your side. just because a lawyer represents somebody or a firm represents somebody doesn't mean that they can't go on and follow the laws as they stand and as they're being prom you will gated. in temz of enforcement, we still have over 100 rules in dodd frank that need to be developed and put into place. so having her there as the tough street fighter for, you know, average citizens i think is a very good thing. >> i guess i would just sound a little bit of a -- i find it a little bit questionable and i go back to gabe sherman's piece in new york magazine two years ago which says the alliance among wall street universities and the white house is the military industrial complex of our time. >> but you are also not going to find people with expertise in an industry who have only worked on one side of an issue. it's something that we see in washington all the time. >> it's a long-term problem. we see this although time with people going from regulatory positions to private positions
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was founded on opposition to immigration nativism waxes and wames, in part because that economy in the united states led to many fewer border crossings over the mexican border. >> you saw it immediately after the -- you saw talk radio was open to the prospects. sean hannity talked about it openly. it was a huge hello. >> when grover norquist heard that sean hannity -- he happened to be with norquist. he thought this was this huge deal. he, interestingly, has been pro-immigration. >> it is a huge deal. >> he was like looking at it like when -- this is an obscure reference, like arthur vandenberg became an internationalist huge deal in american foreign policy in the late 1940s. if -- >> like when -- >> if there are two people that would get it. if this is a real deal, what you say, with talk radio -- >> i think it is. >> moving on this issue, and i think the bill -- >> let's also keep in mind that the democrats are trying to turn texas blue. there is work afoot to capitalize on the demographic question here. >> jody, this is my question. i feel like we're -- this is a big moment for the republi
to three month time frame. why would we do that? this is the united states of america, major. we can't manage our affairs in such a way that we pay our bills and we provide some certainty in terms of how we pay our bills? look, i don't think anybody would consider my position unreasonable here. i am happy to have a conversation about how we reduce our deficits. i am not going to have a monthly or every three months conversation about whether or not we pay our bills. even the threat of default hurts our economy. it's hurting our economy as we speak. we shouldn't be having that debate. if we want to have a conversation about how to reduce our deficit, let's have that. we've been having that. we just had an entire campaign about it. by the way, the american people agreed with me. that we should account to grow our economy and put people back to work. despite the election results, the position that's been taken on the part of some house republicans is that, no, we got to do it our way. if we don't, we simply won't pay america's bills. well, that can't be a position that is sustainable ov
people who are in favor of sensible gun laws need to unite under one sort of banner? is that the issue here that we have too much desperate groups? do no labels need to unite with mayor bloomberg who needs to unite with gabby giffords. are there too many voices saying the same thing? >> i'm not sure. i think you have powerful voices on the left who are making this case, and they all -- like mayor bloomberg, they are doing a great job at making the case. i don't know that there is one group that they could all come under, and the fact that there are different groups, i think, builds an opportunity for people to come to the table and build a consensus and get something done that is born of the diversity of ideas that come through that process. >> before we go to break, joy, when i think about the sort of road ahead here, once you give order to this fanaticism, i don't know how you come out of that and then try to make a deal on immigration or tax reform. i mean, i think in many ways where we go on this will tell us a lot about the road ahead. >> absolutely. i have an absolute cynic, and
was worn some as the 40th president of the united states ushering in an era of limited government and the rise of the modern conservative movement. yesterday barack obama, the 44th president of the united states, was sworn in for his second term. the moment that will define progressive politics m years to come and one that symbolizes a renewed faith and the power of the american government. needless to say, it was a day several decades in the making. >> for the first time in history government, the people said, was not our master. it is our servant. >> government is not the problem, and government is not the solution. we, the american people, we are the solution. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not sapp our nation. they strengthen us. they do not make us a taker of nags. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> as he made a forceful case for economic equality and the social safety net president obama championed the american belief in equality of race, gender, and sexual orientation,
paul's, yeah, suggesting that the secretary of state, secretary of defense, president of the united states, will know every single detail of every dangerous situation that's going on within a broad and complex government. i know he's run a health clinic before, but, obviously, he hasn't run a multifaceted global organization. >> karen, you worked for hillary clinton. she was nothing, if not, defiant this morning. how -- what was your read on her pushback, what difference does it make as far as the sort of tick tock on when the administration admitted there were protests or no protests. >> what struck me was that when she testified on health care when she was first lady, it was clear very quickly she knew more about the subject matter than the questions. that seemed to be true with the republicans. rand paul is all about 2016 and ron johnson had his talking points he wanted to get in, and she doesn't suffer fools, particularly on something like this, where i think as you saw at the beginning, it's personal. this is a big deal. this is very serious. this shouldn't be about, you know,
. >> when you have a united states ambassador personally warning about the situation over there, send this cable to your office -- >> if i could. one point of the three million cables come to the year. they are all addressed to me. >> but conservative analysis after the hearings focused less on the actual diplomatic policy and more on the optics. >> she opened up crying, which is, um u, partly the script. >> this anger this outrage, i can tell you, was not spontaneous. this was all preplanned. they had four months. they knew this was coming, and this was their strategy. >> laura ingram, in a tweet that was later deleted wrote "beyonce lip-syncing the marshall anthem, and hillary lip-sync crying." >> i think she just decided before she was going to describe emotionally the four dead americans, the heroes, and use that as her trump card to get out of the questions. joining now from capitol hill is a member of the foreign relations committee, democratic senator from pennsylvania, bob casey. senator, thank you so much, and thank you for the hustle. we know you were just in that hearing, s
over the years which i have supported the united states has led in reducing the efforts to reducing nuclear warheads. there was no more significant voice for that than ronald reagan. fwloo whether the hearings end up revealing any hint as to chuck hagel's actual plans for american defense remains tbd. joining me, i mean, is msnbc political analyst and executive editor of richard wolf. always good to see you, my friend. >> credits, meantime. really? >> i have to throw it in there. there's a few minutes after eastern standard. i want to go to you first on this. the hearings are ongoing. insofar as we can issue a judgment, it will be one with an asterick, but i guess from the outset, from what we have seen thus far from the sound that we played, my question is this really a hearing or is this a trial for positions chuck hagel once took that are counter to now the republican party and where it stands on national security issues? >> well, i think these hearings have become about the politics of national security. the big issues that divide republicans and democrats. the surge i
would be the united states economy and the potentially disastrous impact of failing to raise the debt ceiling brsh according to speaker boehner, the ends justify the means. in a statement yesterday, boehner asserted the consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are real, but so, too, are the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved. it was a response to this stern warning from the president on monday. >> they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well being of the american people is not leveraged to be used. >> if the tenor of the president's last press conference of his first term is any indication about what he expects in his second term, prepare for a bond-style showdown as the government barrels towards its borrowing limit. that said, there might exist a solution that would allow congress to do what it does best, which is to say nothing at all, and still save the economy. this do nothing approach was floated by senate minority leader mitch mcconnell in 2011, and president obama gave it a hat tip
the united states congress, the 113th got off to a whopping start by taking a week off after they got sworn in, which is a welcome reprieve for a lot of us in d.c. >> bringing out the boat shoes for the new year. jerry side writing in the "wall street journal" what's lacking in congress is an attitude among the capitol's politicians that while acknowledging they have different views, they must agree that they need to solve problems despite differences. in the absence of a new center, there is a need for a new attitude." how bullish are you on a new attitude in congress? >> zero. i think that -- >> that's your percentage of bullishness? >> yes. had he absolutely -- ryan can tell you the same thing. here is the deal. everything in washington d.c. in the next three months is going to focus on this triple threat, triple crown, march madness, whatever you want to call it, debt limit, funding government, and replacing the sequester. everything else will get blown over. that's sad because you will have gun control by joe biden's group coming out at the end of january. obviously the farm bill is ve
? >> there's a real underlying policy problem. there's 250, 300 million guns in the united states many of them semiautomatic handguns. there's 8.5 million people in the country that have consealed carry permits, you know. to push something that would really be dramatic is just a huge policy haul. i think reid's interest in trying to get something going has to do more with the something than the broader politics. >> i'm confused. it might have more to do with the something than the actual thing. >> yeah. with that kind of comparative modesty of the actual proposals. >> this is why we have you on the show because you draw phrases like comparative modesty. >> meagan, to go back to this sort of argument here i thought one of the most marked remarks is his reappropriation around the language of the constitution and our rights, and jill lawrence in a piece in the national journal points out that he appropriated -- he brought back to the democratic fold, if you will, the bill of rights. . he brought back the declaration of independence. that most fundamental set of rights to life, and liberty
's really sad to see the president of the united states exploiting the murder of children and using it to push his own extreme anti-gun agenda. >> aside from the make-believer attack on the second amendment polls show america is ready for new gun legislation. a new nbc news wall street journal poll shows a majority of americans, 56%, want stricting regulation on gun sales. that's the highest number reported since 2006. while the fate of the president's proposed legislation is far from clear, the battle for change will be tremendous. frank rich writes in "new york magazine" resetting american policy on guns is nearly as fundamental change in our culture as the abolition of slavery. today's gun purists cling as tightly to the second amendment as slaveholders once did to their own constitutional rationales for the status quo. sam, some powerful words from frank rich, but as we've seen this week, the argument to impeach the president, the assertions that he is like hitler or stalin in temz of proposing broader gun safety laws. it's clear that is going to be a dramatic, dramatic fight be
and defend the constitution of the united states, and we are prepared to trade our lives for the preservation of its traditional interpretation. >> with all due respect, don't lift them up as an example. seems they've been astute in the politics of meeting with law enforcement chiefs around this country. i think there is a kind of transpartisan coalition you could build at this time. maybe not around the ban on assault weapons, but around a series of measures that would have real effect. when you have the nra as the adversary of law enforcement chiefs, that's a position you want the nra in. >> the real prize in debates like this often people who use guns for a living. we convey expertise from them. we believe they are willing to step towards someone who has a gun, so while what the sheriffs of utah said is important, i don't think as katrina points out, it is a general consensus in the law enforcement community that we need to stand down and do nothing. i think again and again trying to get the people most hopped up about it and think that one step is going to lead to another step is going to
argument. without us, you can't do anything. no government, no united states, so you will save us. oh, by the way, if we want to give bonuses to our folks even though we took your money, fine, because that's the way we work. you just don't understand. >> ezra, that attitude, let's talk about financial regulation. dodd-frank is, i believe, only a third of the rules are in place in terms of financial regulation. the house republicans have been trying to unwind, defund bureaus, tried to put in language during the fiscal cliff/curb debate. where do you stand and are you bullish or bearish on implementing the rest of dodd-frank? >> something kind of in between a bull and a bear. >> an owl, what is it? >> i'm not hugely optimistic. moving almost all derivatives, which means we can see what's in them and what they are. a lot of that has been off the books until now. a lot of what's going on with aig has been off the books until now, but dodd-frank has rules regulators are creating. i'm sure in the short-term they'll be fine. the problem is when it's up to the regulators to define the rules,
't always watch out for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> in advance of president obama's historic announcement on gun safety initiatives, this was a discussion among leading conservatives, ed meis had this to say. >> if he tried to override the second amendment in any way, i believe it would be an impeachable offense. >> ann coulter on race and violence. >> if you compare white populations, we have the same murder rate as belgium, so perhaps it's not a gun problem, it is a demographic problem, which liberals are the ones pushing, pushing, pushing. >> and, of course, there was the mad hatter himself, rush limbaugh weighing in on the president's choice of backdrop for today's remarks. >> obama uses kids as human shields. he brings these kids supposedly who wrote letters to the white house after newtown. it's going to be very difficult, very difficult to oppose it. you've got these little kids there. they don't want
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